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ARRL Bulletin 31 ARLB031
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT August 23, 2016
To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB031
ARLB031 Summer Section Manager Election Results Announced
Two incumbent Section Managers were declared re-elected in balloted
elections that concluded on August 23, when ballots were counted at
In Minnesota, incumbent SM Skip Jackson, KS0J, of Inver Grove
Heights, Minnesota, received 452 votes to 396 for challenger Ann
Foster, K0ANN, of St Anthony. Jackson has served as Minnesota
Section Manager since 2004.
In Ohio, Scott Yonally, N8SY, earned a new term of as SM, outpolling
Matt Welch, W8DEC, of Windsor, 1392 to 483. Yonally, of Mansfield,
has been Ohio's SM since 2014.
After 25 years, Connecticut will be getting a new Section Manager.
Charles Motes Jr, K1DFS, of Plainville, will take the reins from
Betsey Doane, K1EIC, of Shelton. Doane decided not to run for
another term of office after leading the Connecticut Section since
1991. Motes has served as Connecticut's Official Observer
Coordinator since 2008. He's also been an Emergency Coordinator.
Oscar Resto, KP4RF, will become Puerto Rico's new SM this fall.
Resto, from Vega Alta, was the only nominee to replace incumbent SM
Rene Fonseca, NP3O, who decided not to seek a new term after serving
In Oklahoma, Kevin O'Dell, N0IRW, returns as the leader of the
Oklahoma Field Organization this fall. He was the sole nominee. The
sitting SM, Lloyd Colston, KC5FM, of Altus, decided not to run for
new term. O'Dell served previously as Oklahoma SM, from 2010 to
These incumbent Section Managers were unopposed during the
nomination period and were declared elected. New terms for all
successful candidates will begin on October 1: Laura Mueller, N2LJM
(Western New York); Jeff Beals, WA4AW, (Southern Florida); Fred
Kleber, K9VV (Virgin Islands); Lynn Nelson, W0ND (North Dakota), and
Ed Stuckey, AI7H (Idaho).
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